Yesterday was my second Friday off in a long time.  This week had some long days and I was excited to not have to work and spend some one-on-one time with Jacob. Our morning was spent looking at a few houses in Carmel Valley and then we went to our friend’s house for a play date. Her oldest is 1 year old older than Jacob and he is learning to share.  Jacob napped for an hour there so I was able to enjoy eating a little slower than my usual stuff-food-in-my-face-as-quickly as possible routine.

After our play date, I had to stop and get a few things for my BBQ Slow Cooker pulled pork for dinner. My friend was going to come over and spend the rest of the day with us so I wanted to tidy up a bit before she came over.

At Von’s, Jacob really wanted some grapes. What do doctor moms do in these situations? They ‘wash’ the fruit in their mouths first before giving it to their kid. I was imagining what germs were outside the grapes. Every time I do this in the store, I vow to bring a bottle of water or tub of water to wash the fruit but I never do. I can barely remember to bring my own shopping bag.

Maybe I should buy organic?!?

Aunt E came over and we hung out at the beach for a little while. Jacob was demonstrating the Little Mermaid ‘Out of this World’ pose (he’s never seen this movie before), watering the kelp, running toward the ocean, his usual bit. He loves the beach and water.

While getting dinner ready, I was trying to close the kitchen cabinet door before Jacob could pull out any heavy Le Creuset pots.  He screamed and started to cry and I thought it was because I was stopping him from playing with the pots. But he kept crying and I wondered what had happened! He started grabbing his right eye and I thought, oh no! The corner of the cabinet door must’ve hit him in the eye!!! He’s still recovering from his previous eye injury from a month ago. I maimed our child! His modeling career is over! What if we have to go to the ER? Will it bruise? Will his vision be affected? I need to hold pressure and put an ice compress on! How could/did this happen?  The doctor mom in me had a million thoughts racing at once and felt so guilty and angry at myself!

There was a pinpoint drop of blood lateral to his still healing wound. I thought, he’s going to bruise and people are going to think we abuse our child. He shook away my attempts to place a cold compress on his temple.  I was certain Jacob would hate me and not want to play with me anymore. I felt like the worst mom in the world!

Thankfully, I was wrong. He bounced back to his usual fun self.  The traveling and outdoors tuckered him out and he went to bed early. Aunt E and I finally finished ‘Big Little Lies’ with our new Amazon Fire stick. I was very disturbed with the ending. My  husband watched 15 minutes of the show and predicted what was going to happen.  It was well made though, that is for sure.


I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend! Those cabinet corners are dangerous!


Author: trustmeimadoctormom

Anesthesiologist by day, Mom to a fearless threenager and almost-toddler boys by day/night/dawn 24/7!

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